An economics teacher has been killed in Bamenda, North West region. While perpatrators of the act remain unknown, it is suspected that he was killed by separatist fighters who have been fronting a cause for the non resumption of schools. Several students, schools and teachers have also come under attack these past weeks in the restive North West and South West regions, where a bloody conflict has been unfolding for four years.
A survey carried out by an American Journal called Foreign Policy, has revealed statistics which show 86% of Anglophones in Cameroon are in favour of a total separation from the Republic of Cameroon. The journal notes that this survey is a further proof of the historical marginalisation of the Anglophone population.
Constant Omari has taken over at the helm of CAF after FIFA’s 5 years ban on CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad. Ahmad Ahmad was found guilty by FIFA for breach of Ethics. The president was accused of giving and receiving gifts in exchange for favours, abuse of power and misappropriation of funds.
Former SDF politician, Elimbi Lobe has warned against any person making donations in his name. The politician says he has instructed no one from either his family or close circle to collect any money on his behalf. Elimbi Lobe was attacked recently by unidentified criminals while on his way to board a bus to Yaoundé. He was stabbed in his stomach and also shot on his knee.
Rwandan cyclist Moïse Mugisha has won the 20th edition of the Chantal Biya International Cycling tour. He first announced himself when he won the yellow Jersey on the first lap in Douala on November 18, covering a distance of 96km in just over 2 hours. The first runner up was Slovakian Kubis Lakas.
Funds to campaign for regional elections in Cameroon have not been disbursed. As politicians enter day three of the campaign today, candidates say they are using their personal funds and financial support from elites to run the campaign while waiting on the government to respect the electoral code.
Presbyterian Church in Cameroon starts a two-day meeting today in Buea. The moderator of PCC, Rt. Rev. Fonki Forba has re-echoed his message preached on Presbyterian Church Day last week. He called on Christians to be vigilant and stay focused on the path of following Christ.
There have been a general approval of a planned lawyers strike to run from November 30th to December 4th 2020. Cameroonians think this is the best manner to force the Magistracy and the Executive to respect lawyers in Cameroon. Cameroonians regret that the continued marginalisation of lawyers in Cameroon is fanning human rights abuse in Cameroon.
Bar. Agbor Felix Bala; Vice President of Africa Bar Association, Central Africa Chapter says the body is ready to accompany lawyers in Cameroon in the quest to rebuild their image partly damaged by the magistracy. African Bar Association says it is aware of the abuse of lawyers in Cameroon and thus the need to seek a permanent solution.
A military court in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a rebel leader to life in prison for mass rape and crimes against humanity. Ntabo Ntaberi was jailed at the end of a two-year trial which saw 178 victims testify. Also known as Cheka, Ntaberi surrendered to the UN mission in DR Congo in July 2017 after being on the run for nearly six years. He was one of the leaders of a militia group known as Nduma Defense of Congo, which operated in the restive North Kivu province.
A court in Kenya has allowed the public prosecutor to press charges against a senior medical official and two social workers following an investigation into alleged child trafficking. The three were among the seven people arrested last week, after a BBC investigation showed evidence of child trafficking rings, which included babies stolen from homeless mothers and sold on the streets. It also showed new-borns offered for sale in illegal private clinics and at a government hospital.
Kenya’s Kenyatta University has beaten the UK’s Oxford University in the semi-finals of a competition for aspiring lawyers. Oxford – one of the most prestigious universities in the world – were the defending champions in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. It sees students being given a hypothetical human rights case to argue, with teams from around the world participating in the annual event. It was held virtually this year.
Israel has sent a delegation to Sudan for the first time since the countries agreed to normalise relations following a deal brokered by US President Donald Trump last month, Israeli media is reporting. No further details are available, but last week Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said the initial delegation to Sudan would be small and talks would focus on security matters. A larger delegation would follow to address possible economic co-operation with Sudan, he was quoted as saying.
South Sudan’s President President Salva Kiir has for the first time appointed a woman to chair the governing body of a university. Awut Deng Achuil, currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions, will chair the council of the University of Bahr El-Ghazal. Her appointment was announced in a presidential decree read on the national broadcaster, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation.
Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics. The Fifa vice-president, 60, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds. “The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to 2019 concerned various Caf-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in Caf’s dealing with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities,” a Fifa statement read.
Germany says its forces were prevented from carrying out a full search of a Turkish ship suspected of taking weapons to Libya. The defence ministry in Berlin said its personnel got aboard the vessel, but had to abandon the operation after Turkey protested to the European Union (EU). Germany is part of an EU naval mission that’s trying to enforce an arms embargo on Libya.
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